"Liquid Energy", 19" x 22"
"Morning at Minim Creek", 18" x 26"
"Streaming", 17" x 27"
"The Shining", 16" x 22"
"Three Fisherman", 16" x 14"
Liquid Energy, photography by Angela & Jim George
Gallery Reception: 5-7 PM | Exhibit showing Nov. 1-29
This is a free event.
- Angela George, photographer
- Jim George, photographer
We started our lives together 30 years ago by taking a 30 foot sailboat, Escapade, on a year long sail from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, up and down the coast from Maine to Florida, and throughout the Bahamas. For the next quarter century most of our contact with water was on rivers and lakes, as we canoed white water rivers and wilderness lakes. Then a short time ago Angie suggested that we take to the sea again, since living on a boat had been one of her favorite experiences. (Of course she had to twist my arm pretty hard to get me to agree.) We bought Bel Canto, a 42 foot cutter rigged sailboat, and embarked on another year long adventure aboard her. This exhibition features images gathered on that journey,
We feel that there is something elemental in our attraction to water in all of its forms, from roiling rapids to serene lakes, and from quiet ponds to wide seas. What is it that captures our attention in a misty landscape or in reflections in a pool? We feel something at our core being pulled to something beneath the surface of what we are looking at. What constitutes that which we are responding to is a mystery. Whatever it is, the only way we know to express our response is through images like these. We can only hope that the viewer can experience a bit of the joy in viewing them that we have in making and sharing them.
Angie and Jim both had an interest in photography going back long before they knew each other. After retiring from teaching in Ann Arbor Public Schools, they began pursuing this common interest in earnest, taking classes at Washtenaw Community College and workshops with various photographers. For a while they operated a portrait studio, Barefoot Photography, and Jim taught photography classes at WCC. In 1997 they decided to concentrate on art photography mostly related to their travels throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have had several exhibitions around Michigan, in North Carolina and California, and in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Art exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.